One day at a time. That’s all I can face. It’s a beautiful sunny day. I can’t see much out my window, but I can see blue sky. Some sweet kids from church made me a little painting with butterflies and blue skies and it had Matthew 6:25-34 written on it. My cousin Rob was curious about the verses so he looked them up on his phone and read them to all of us. Of course they are familiar verses to me. But it was good to have them read over me. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
I am moved to rehab. Kim and Colton and my Aunt Shari have gone. Slowly the visitors are dwindling down and people are returning to their normal lives. But what does that mean? Many of us will not be returning to normal life. Maybe ever. Our injuries will be with us. We may never walk normally again. We may never be the same as we were before. Even if we get to “normal” physically, these events will always be with us. And I can’t even process that yet. I don’t know what that will look like one month from now, one year from now, ten years from now. But I read these verses and I am comforted. My Father knows what the future looks like, and He tells me “do not be worried about your life.” I hope that comforts you. I hope that you can read these verses and find some peace. The road ahead is long. And will be very painful. But we can do it one day at a time.
25“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?26“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?27“And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?28“And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,29yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.30“But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!31“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’32“For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.33“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Christine Finger said:
Just remember Gina…you don’t have to be a victim of evil. See the blessings which will come out of this tragedy.Leave those two behind in your dust. Evil will not win if you push ahead and do wonderful things with your life. God gave your family the strength to get through this. You are not alone. There are so many prayers surrounding your family every day. Keep that great smile and work hard. You are inspiring others and don’t even know it.